language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 388-S.F.No. 2307 An act relating to elections; changing deadlines for certain statutory cities to abolish the ward system; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 412.023, subdivision 4. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 412.023, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED IN FORMER STATUTORY CITIES.] In any statutory city previously operating as a city or borough under a general or special law providing for the election of a clerk or a treasurer, or a clerk-treasurer, the city shall be deemed to be operating under optional plan A after the expiration of the term of the incumbent clerk or at such earlier time as a vacancy occurs in that office. Notwithstanding any other provision of Laws 1973, chapter 123 or the statutory city code, any statutory city previously operating under a law providing for five or more council members or for the election of some or all of the council members by wards may continue to have as many council members as formerly and to elect council members by wards to the extent formerly authorized, but the mayor shall serve as a member of the council and act as its chair as in other statutory cities. The mayor shall serve a two year term except where a four year term is provided pursuant to statute and council members shall serve four-year terms as in statutory cities generally. The council of any such city may by ordinance adopted prior to
September 1May 15 and effective no earlier than the following JanuaryJuly 1, abolish the ward system and provide for a council constituted as in statutory cities generally. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor March 30, 1992 Signed by the governor March 31, 1992, 6:12 p.m.
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